LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is seeking the public’s input on a number of proposed service changes that affect eight of the transit system’s 20 routes. A series of public meetings will be held over the next two weeks to present the proposed changes and solicit input from residents.
The most notable improvement is the proposal to create a new Route 14 that is designed to serve residents in Pearblossom who currently have no public transit available to them.
“Providing service to our outlying regions has been a high priority for the Board of Directors,” stated Board Chair Norm Hickling. “We want to ensure that all residents of the Antelope have the ability to access basic services necessary to maintain a quality standard of living.”
Proposed changes also call for increased service on the popular Route 1, an arterial route connecting the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. Another proposal seeks to restructure the Route 10 to meet peak ridership demands, and there is a proposal to modify service frequency on Route 6.
AVTA is also proposing to add another run to its new North County TRANSporter service as ridership in the late afternoon has exceeded expectations. All three commuter routes also have proposed changes to their time schedules to better meet customer needs. Finally, major changes are proposed for the Lake L.A. Express as planners hope to increase the route’s frequency and reroute the line to maximize efficiency.
AVTA will hold five meetings at various locations throughout Antelope Valley to solicit input from residents who may be affected by the changes. Here is a list of locations where you can go to learn more about the service changes.
AVTA Outreach Meetings for Service Changes
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.
NEW AVTA Board Room
42210 6th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93553
University of Antelope Valley
Thursday, January 10, 11:30 a.m.
44073 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
Lake Los Angeles Elementary School
Monday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.
16310 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93591
Lancaster City Hall
Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m.
44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
Palmdale City Hall
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.
38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550